Dr. Jeter graduated from Millsaps College in Jackson Mississippi in 1992 with a degree in Classical Studies. After graduation his wife gave him a Basset hound puppy, and after several visits to the local veterinarian he decided to pursue a new career path. This led him to the University of Tennessee, where he graduated with his DVM in 1999.
He is married to Julie Jeter, a physician at UT in the Family Practice Department. They have two children, Emma and Wesley.
Monica grew up on a small hobby farm in Winchester, Tennessee. After graduating high school, she attended Mottlow State in Lynchburg, where she graduated with an Associates’ in Biology. In 2003, Monica attended The University of Tennessee, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Animal Science. After graduation, she realized she was not ready to leave the Knoxville area, and decided to continue working at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine Large Animal Clinic.
She worked at UT-CVM for five years then realized she missed working with small animals. As a result, she found a job as a veterinary assistant, a profession she has stayed in for five years. Recently, she decided to enroll in school to obtain her Veterinary Technician certification.
Three very personable animals own Monica. Pippin is a vocal, blue-eyed lap cat. Emma, a four year old Westie, is a spunky little spitfire that is full of vim and vigor. Elwood is a seven year old spaniel mix that is the apple of many people’s eye due to his laid back personality.
Haley's career in grooming started when she was only ten years old and she began showing Papillions with her mom. She traveled around the country showing, handling and breeding dogs of various breeds. At the age of eighteen her full-time career as a Pet Stylist began. Haley completed the PetSmart Grooming Academy in 2006 and truly found her calling. Haley wants you to know, "Any pet that comes to me to be groomed will be treated with as much love and affection as if they were one of my own pets."
Haley's love for animals, hoever, goes far beyond just dogs. Currently she has three dogs named Duke, Kaycee and Kara, as well as two horses. She understands the importance of loving and caring for each pet at home, boarding or the grooming salon.
Jennifer adds some international flare to the clinic! Hailing from the Caribbean island of Barbados where she grew up, and Antigua where her parents still remain. At 16 she moved to Florida and graduated from Broward Community college with an A.A. Degree in Business Admin. From there she moved to Knoxville to be closer to her sister. Jennifer changed her studies to Wildlife and Fisheries Science and completed 3 years at The University of TN, taking time off to give birth to her amazing daughter Leilu. Although she never returned to UT, choosing instead to live in Antigua for a few years and in Camden SC for a bit, her love for the Smokey Mountains and Knoxville brought her back.
Jennifer has now settled in the Rocky Hill area with her husband Dan, Leilu and their two dogs, Rogue and Ringo. Hopefully you will meet them sometime as they come to work with her every day (the dogs that is)! She also takes our clinic mascot, Rocky, home with her every night, so if you see a little Kia Spectra with a Husky, a Malanois and a very large, white Great Dane in the back, give her a wave. Jennifer has a deep love and respect for animals, and considers herself lucky to have an opportunity to work with them daily.
Kristin grew up in rural middle Tennessee and graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science from the University of Tennessee. She spent her college years riding for the UT Western Equestrian team and working at the UT Large Animal Clinic and UT Dairy Farm where she met her husband, a fellow Animal Science graduate.
In addition to her passion for agriculture, she also spends her time travelling the world as a Military Police Sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserve. She has two animals at home that somehow manage to steal the covers every night and constantly beg for table-scraps—A Brittany Spaniel named Scout (named after the International Harvester trucks her husband collects and restores) and Comet, a big flame-point cat that thinks he is a dog.